Luna Arts’ mission is to foster an understanding of
the Hispanic/Latino culture by promoting artistic creation
and providing opportunities for cultural expression for the
community in South Carolina.
more about Palmetto & Luna
Luna Arts Donates
"Draguar" -Mexican Folk Art Sculpture,
to Riverbanks Zoo & Garden.
sculpture was created by Mexican artist Ivan Segura and
is part of his series of creations called Yardebrijes -based
on the Mexican tradition of Alebrijes.
you a latino artist living in SC? Call or send us an email
to be included in our upcoming "SC Latino Artist Directory"
TRESome is a creative challenge, a unique art
experience involving three Latino artists getting together
for sixty minutes to create three different perspectives
of a common theme.
this challenge, the artists gather to choose a common theme,
provide their input about the topic and then create an art
piece in the allotted time.
next EL TRESome is on Thursday, Friday October 19th! Be
a part of it!
more about El TRESome
Artistas Latinos in South Carolina. The first ever
all-latino artist show at the Columbia Museum of Art. BREAK!
ncluded the works of Argentinean visual artist Marcelo Novo,
Ceramic Sculpture artist Diana Farfán, Mixed Media
artists and brothers DRE and Sammy López and visual
art by Columbian painter Alejandro García-Lemos.
more pictures of BREAK!
Luna announces Latino Arts MESS 2012
Red Social: Portraits of Collaborations,
launched activities for this year's Latino Arts MESS
Red Social: Portraits of Collaboration launched activities
for Palmetto Luna's Latino Arts MESS 2012. The opening reception
for this exhibition was held on Thursday, September 6th, at
the Goodall Gallery, Spears Center for the Arts at Columbia
College. Red Social is a solo exhibition by artist Alejandro
García-Lemos and it will be on display until October
15. There will be an Artist's Talk on Thursday, September
27th, 6:30 p.m. The exhibition is presented by Columbia College
in partnership with its Spanish program.
See all activities
for Latino Arts MESS 2012
Luna announces winners for COLORES Children's Drawing Contest
Children’s Drawing Contest 2012 received an amazing
345 entries from Latino Children from 31 different cities
across the state. SC Latino children under 12 years old were
invited to submit a drawing, sketch or painting which depicted
their favorite fantastical creature. The contest offered prizes
to the top three drawings in two categories: 8 years and younger,
and 9-12 years.
See the winners
of Colores 2012
100 submissions for this year's contest!
See the winners
of Colores Contest 2011
See the winners
of Colores Contest 2010
Luna Arts donates "EL Mariachi" painting by Alejandro
Garcia to El Jardin -A Latino Garden at Riverbanks Zoo &
Clown, a three person show of living statues that wear the
traditional mariachi attire in the colors of the Mexican flag:
green, white and red. Mariachi Clown performed on September
18, 2010 at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden!
more of the Mariachi Clown!
Ropa Sucia (Dirty Laundry) Fotonovela. La Ropa Sucia
is a fotonovela produced by ETV, in collaboration with Palmetto
& Luna and the SC Humanities council, and designed to
target both Hispanic and non-Hispanic teenagers; its purpose
is to shed light on the issues facing the Hispanic community,
such as racism, assimilation, and religious and sub-cultural
division, as well as more universal issues such child abuse,
domestic violence, addiction, and low self-esteem –
issues that all teens may face. The project was conceived
and directed by Marycruz Figueroa, a young woman of Mexican
and Guatemalan descent, who was born in Aiken, South Carolina.
more about La Ropa Sucia